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  • Office 365 helps customers with IRS 1075 compliance

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    Office 365 Team
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Vijay Kumar is a senior product manager and Shawn Veney is a principal architect on the Office 365 team. As part of Microsoft’s commitment to compliance, we strive to ensure that our cloud services, like Office 365, meet or exceed the breadth of regulations and standards our customers require. This is especially important for government agencies, which are investing more and more in moving to cloud productivity services, and require security-enhanced and scalable cloud solutions that address a range of constantly-evolving regulatory, compliance and policy requirements. Today, we are pleased…
  • Microsoft sponsors the Financial Modeling World Championships for Excel power users

    Office Blogs
    Excel Team
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:53 am
    ModelOff, the Financial Modeling World Championships, is a fun and educational international competition for students and professionals who use Microsoft Excel. This year, Microsoft continues the tradition of sponsoring this exciting event. The contest starts Saturday October 25th, with online rounds making the competition accessible to anyone around the world. The event then culminates with a face-off between the 16 top finalists as they compete for the title of World Champion at new Microsoft Times Square offices. In addition to being known as an Excel rock star, there is over $100,000 of…
  • Microsoft Garage launches a handful of free useful Windows 8.1 apps, download now

    Microsoft - Bing News
    23 Oct 2014 | 4:29 am
    Microsoft Garage is a program inside the Redmond campus where the company encourages innovation by letting its employees work on any project they desire. Yesterday, the company gave us a glimpse of the projects its employees have been working on recently.
  • Introducing the IE Platform Suggestion Box on UserVoice

    IEBlog
    ieblog
    16 Oct 2014 | 10:02 am
    On October 1st, we launched the Internet Explorer Platform Suggestion Box (http://uservoice.modern.ie) on the UserVoice platform. Since then, it has been great to see the feedback flowing in as everyone adds their voice in support of their most wanted Web platform features in IE. This post provides some background on our decision to launch a UserVoice site and describes how we expect to use the site going forward. Why UserVoice? In April, we made a commitment to build a better two-way conversation with the Web development community. Since then, we have followed that with up with a public…
  • Be smooth: Optimize Bing Maps in multipage Windows Store apps (JavaScript)

    Bing Blog
    Ricky Brundritt
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Bing Maps is the most widely used map control inside of Windows Store apps. Many simple apps consist of a single page user experience while many other consist of multiple pages. Many developers like to use Bing Maps throughout their application, but have found that this results in the map control constantly being loaded/disposed as the user navigates between pages. This doesn’t make for the best user experience, as there is a slight delay due to the loading of the map. One method to create a smoother user experience is to use a single instance of the map control throughout the app. This way…
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  • Microsoft sponsors the Financial Modeling World Championships for Excel power users

    Excel Team
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:53 am
    ModelOff, the Financial Modeling World Championships, is a fun and educational international competition for students and professionals who use Microsoft Excel. This year, Microsoft continues the tradition of sponsoring this exciting event. The contest starts Saturday October 25th, with online rounds making the competition accessible to anyone around the world. The event then culminates with a face-off between the 16 top finalists as they compete for the title of World Champion at new Microsoft Times Square offices. In addition to being known as an Excel rock star, there is over $100,000 of…
  • Three questions to ask when you work on Office documents in the web

    Sanjeevini Mittal
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Technology is the great enabler of creativity and productivity. So when you encounter technology that inhibits your ability to collaborate, you have to wonder what went wrong. To choose the right technology for collaborating on Office documents on the web, ask yourself these three questions: Do you use browsers like Internet Explorer, Firefox or Safari? You don’t want to be constrained by your internet browser. After all, the browser is only a means to the end of being productive on the web. Office Online works consistently across all major browsers, including Internet Explorer (IE),…
  • Office 365 helps customers with IRS 1075 compliance

    Office 365 Team
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Vijay Kumar is a senior product manager and Shawn Veney is a principal architect on the Office 365 team. As part of Microsoft’s commitment to compliance, we strive to ensure that our cloud services, like Office 365, meet or exceed the breadth of regulations and standards our customers require. This is especially important for government agencies, which are investing more and more in moving to cloud productivity services, and require security-enhanced and scalable cloud solutions that address a range of constantly-evolving regulatory, compliance and policy requirements. Today, we are pleased…
  • The Garage Series for Office 365: Crash course in PowerShell for managing Office 365

    Jeremy Chapman
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:08 pm
    On this week’s show Jeremy Chapman is joined once again by scripting guy, Greg Stemp, to apply PowerShell to practical tasks within Office 365. Greg demonstrates how PowerShell can be used for automating bulk tasks, building advanced queries against data in the service, saving the results to a file for other processes to use and some things you just can’t do in the user interface. If you’ve been putting off learning PowerShell to manage your Office 365 environment, this is part two in a series to help you get started. Last week we kicked off a two-part series for using…
  • Henkel upgrades 40,000 users to Office 365 ProPlus in 5 months

    Office 365 Team
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:20 am
    Today’s post was written by Markus Petrak, corporate director of Integrated Business Solutions, New Technologies / Office 365 for Henkel AG & Company.  Here at Henkel, we’ve been very busy modernizing our IT infrastructure. After upgrading our computers to get everyone on Windows 7, we decided to adopt Microsoft Office 365 for all of our productivity needs. Office 365 is a cloud-based productivity solution that includes Exchange Online, Lync Online, SharePoint Online, and the Office 365 ProPlus client. We had been using Lotus Notes and Office 2003 and felt we were not achieving…
 
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  • Microsoft Garage launches a handful of free useful Windows 8.1 apps, download now

    23 Oct 2014 | 4:29 am
    Microsoft Garage is a program inside the Redmond campus where the company encourages innovation by letting its employees work on any project they desire. Yesterday, the company gave us a glimpse of the projects its employees have been working on recently.
  • Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen pledges $100 million to fight Ebola

    23 Oct 2014 | 4:28 am
    Paul Allen, billionaire owner of sports teams and mega-yachts, on Thursday pledged at least $100 million to fight Ebola in what is believed to be the largest private foundation donation so far to combat the deadly disease and support healthcare workers in ...
  • Microsoft Wants to Own You [Video]

    23 Oct 2014 | 4:27 am
    Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has a strong record of delivering on his promises and we’re now beginning to see what that looks like. While we’ve already told you a great deal about the company’s recent advances in big data, OneDrive, Office 365, Azure ...
  • Microsoft (MSFT) co-Founder Allen Commits $100M to Fight Ebola

    23 Oct 2014 | 4:27 am
    Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) co-founder Paul Allen is donating $100 million to fight the spread of the Ebola virus. According to the NY Times, the donation will quadruple his earlier commitment of $26 million. The donation will be spread among agencies such as ...
  • Microsoft to Stop Free Xbox Music Streaming

    23 Oct 2014 | 4:12 am
    When Microsoft launched the Xbox Music streaming service, the company offered three ways to listen to music, including a free ad-based service. But The Verge reports the free option will go the way of the dinosaur on December 1. After the first of December ...
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  • Introducing the IE Platform Suggestion Box on UserVoice

    ieblog
    16 Oct 2014 | 10:02 am
    On October 1st, we launched the Internet Explorer Platform Suggestion Box (http://uservoice.modern.ie) on the UserVoice platform. Since then, it has been great to see the feedback flowing in as everyone adds their voice in support of their most wanted Web platform features in IE. This post provides some background on our decision to launch a UserVoice site and describes how we expect to use the site going forward. Why UserVoice? In April, we made a commitment to build a better two-way conversation with the Web development community. Since then, we have followed that with up with a public…
  • October 2014 updates and a preview of changes to out-of-date ActiveX control blocking

    ieblog
    14 Oct 2014 | 9:03 am
    This post describes the October updates for Internet Explorer that we are releasing today and provides a preview of updates to out-of-date ActiveX control blocking coming in November 2014. October Updates Microsoft Security Bulletin MS14-056 - This critical security update resolves one publicly disclosed vulnerability and fourteen privately reported vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer.  For more information see the full bulletin. Security Update for Flash Player (3001237) - This security update for Adobe Flash Player in Internet Explorer 10 and 11 on supported editions of Windows 8, Windows…
  • Announcing key advances to JavaScript performance in Windows 10 Technical Preview

    ieblog
    9 Oct 2014 | 9:32 am
    The Windows 10 Technical Preview brings key advances to Chakra, the JavaScript engine that powers Internet Explorer and store based Web apps across a whole range of Windows devices – phones, tablets, 2-in-1’s, PC’s and Xbox. As with all previous releases of Chakra in IE9, IE10 and IE11, this release is a significant step forward to create a JavaScript engine that is highly interoperable, spec compliant, secure and delivers great performance. Chakra now has a highly streamlined execution pipeline to deliver faster startup, supports various new and augmented optimizations in…
  • HTTP/2: The Long-Awaited Sequel

    ieblog
    8 Oct 2014 | 11:01 am
    Ready to speed things up? Here at Microsoft, we’re rolling out support in Internet Explorer for the first significant rework of the Hypertext Transfer Protocol since 1999. It’s been a while, so it’s due. While there have been lot of efforts to streamline Web architecture over the years, none have been on the scale of HTTP/2. We’ve been working hard to help develop this new, efficient and compatible standard as part of the IETF HTTPbis Working Group. It’s called, for obvious reasons, HTTP/2 – and it’s available now, built into the new Internet Explorer starting with the Windows…
  • Interoperable Top Level Domain Name Parsing comes to IE

    ieblog
    6 Oct 2014 | 12:08 pm
    As part of our ongoing commitment to help build an interoperable Web that “just works,” we are changing the way Top Level Domains (TLD) names are parsed to use the Public Suffix List. This change can be previewed using Internet Explorer in the Windows 10 Technical Preview. In the past, IE used a custom algorithm and kept a private list of domain name parsing exceptions. Owners of domain names that needed exception handling by our algorithm had to notify Microsoft that exception parsing was required. Going forward, to increase interoperability we are switching our parsing to use the…
 
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  • Be smooth: Optimize Bing Maps in multipage Windows Store apps (JavaScript)

    Ricky Brundritt
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Bing Maps is the most widely used map control inside of Windows Store apps. Many simple apps consist of a single page user experience while many other consist of multiple pages. Many developers like to use Bing Maps throughout their application, but have found that this results in the map control constantly being loaded/disposed as the user navigates between pages. This doesn’t make for the best user experience, as there is a slight delay due to the loading of the map. One method to create a smoother user experience is to use a single instance of the map control throughout the app. This way…
  • Back to School Crews Bring Digital Literacy to Life

    tedroduner
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:01 am
    The modern day classroom has no boundaries. Today’s students have global access to information, rich media tools, and transformative experiences via the web. The digital age has put personal discovery in the hands of students, and the power to enrich and transform even the most pedestrian of topics in the hands of teachers. At Bing, we know how the digital world can bring things to life. We know how panoramas in the MSN Travel App can let a student explore the Coliseum right from his or her desk. We know how Bing Maps App Preview can virtually fill in the streets of a 3D Digital Munich,…
  • Bing and IE Team with CNN for Elections 2014

    tedroduner
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:10 am
    Last week we introduced Bing Elections, a dedicated search experience aimed at arming voters with all the information they need to make informed decisions about Elections 2014.  Bing.com/elections brings together the latest news from the right, left and center perspectives, up-to-date predictions across governor and national congressional races as well as political trivia and the location of the nearest polling place in your area. Bing Pulse Goes Live with New My CNN Magic Wall Experience We’re excited to announce that Bing Pulse will now be included as part of CNN’s broadcast coverage…
  • Building Authority & Setting Expectations

    Duane Forrester
    17 Oct 2014 | 2:51 pm
    Authority is defined by the Oxford Dictionary as “a person or organization having power or control in a particular, typically political or administrative, sphere”. For our purposes, we also understand that “authority” conveys a sense of trust and influence. Searchers generally want authoritative sources to engage with. They want to be able to trust the sources they visit. Naturally, this means being an authority ranks pretty high on the “must do” lists for most businesses. But becoming an authority, as noteworthy a goal as it is, isn’t an easy task. Some folks simply start…
  • Bing Adds Smarts to Cortana

    tedroduner
    17 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    A few months ago, we talked about how we’re making search more personal.  We discussed how Bing’s massive investments towards indexing the real world combined with speech recognition, entity understanding, and stream processing are making things like Cortana more helpful and intelligent. This week we are rolling out some new improvements that take advantage of these advancements and are making Cortana more useful. Let’s take a look. Daily Glance: Evenings Added Every morning, Cortana shows you a daily glance of all the information you need to start your day.  She displays current…
 
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  • Blogs : The Official Microsoft IIS Site

    23 Oct 2014 | 12:17 pm
    Read or subscribe to IIS blogs. Bill Staple's blog and other Microsoft IIS team blogs.
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    23 Oct 2014 | 12:17 pm
    ASP.NET Community Blogs. Recent Blog Posts. Subscribe via rss. RSS Feed. Recent Popular Tags.NET Ajax AngularJS ASP.NET ...
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    23 Oct 2014 | 12:17 pm
    Provide Site Feedback on MSDN Blogs. Check on the status of the MSDN blogs at MSDN and TechNet Services Status Blog. Popular Contributors. MSDN Blogs
  • Building Windows 8 - Site Home - MSDN Blogs

    23 Oct 2014 | 12:17 pm
    Official Microsoft Developer Network blog providing the latest news and information about the operating system.
  • IEBlog - Site Home - MSDN Blogs

    23 Oct 2014 | 12:17 pm
    MSDN Blogs; Microsoft Blog Images; More ... IEBlog. Internet Explorer Team Blog ... On October 1st, we launched the Internet Explorer Platform Suggestion Box ...
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  • Be smooth: Optimize Bing Maps in multipage Windows Store apps (JavaScript)

    Ricky Brundritt
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Bing Maps is the most widely used map control inside of Windows Store apps. Many simple apps consist of a single page user experience while many other consist of multiple pages. Many developers like to use Bing Maps throughout their application, but have found that this results in the map control constantly being loaded/disposed as the user navigates between pages. This doesn’t make for the best user experience, as there is a slight delay due to the loading of the map. One method to create a smoother user experience is to use a single instance of the map control throughout the app. This way…
  • Back to School Crews Bring Digital Literacy to Life

    tedroduner
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:01 am
    The modern day classroom has no boundaries. Today’s students have global access to information, rich media tools, and transformative experiences via the web. The digital age has put personal discovery in the hands of students, and the power to enrich and transform even the most pedestrian of topics in the hands of teachers. At Bing, we know how the digital world can bring things to life. We know how panoramas in the MSN Travel App can let a student explore the Coliseum right from his or her desk. We know how Bing Maps App Preview can virtually fill in the streets of a 3D Digital Munich,…
  • Bing and IE Team with CNN for Elections 2014

    tedroduner
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:10 am
    Last week we introduced Bing Elections, a dedicated search experience aimed at arming voters with all the information they need to make informed decisions about Elections 2014.  Bing.com/elections brings together the latest news from the right, left and center perspectives, up-to-date predictions across governor and national congressional races as well as political trivia and the location of the nearest polling place in your area. Bing Pulse Goes Live with New My CNN Magic Wall Experience We’re excited to announce that Bing Pulse will now be included as part of CNN’s broadcast coverage…
  • Building Authority & Setting Expectations

    Duane Forrester
    17 Oct 2014 | 2:51 pm
    Authority is defined by the Oxford Dictionary as “a person or organization having power or control in a particular, typically political or administrative, sphere”. For our purposes, we also understand that “authority” conveys a sense of trust and influence. Searchers generally want authoritative sources to engage with. They want to be able to trust the sources they visit. Naturally, this means being an authority ranks pretty high on the “must do” lists for most businesses. But becoming an authority, as noteworthy a goal as it is, isn’t an easy task. Some folks simply start…
  • Bing Adds Smarts to Cortana

    tedroduner
    17 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    A few months ago, we talked about how we’re making search more personal.  We discussed how Bing’s massive investments towards indexing the real world combined with speech recognition, entity understanding, and stream processing are making things like Cortana more helpful and intelligent. This week we are rolling out some new improvements that take advantage of these advancements and are making Cortana more useful. Let’s take a look. Daily Glance: Evenings Added Every morning, Cortana shows you a daily glance of all the information you need to start your day.  She displays current…
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  • New heights for Guyton

    23 Oct 2014 | 5:13 am
    The top three scores at State belonged to Neuqua Valley’s Jessica Yuen at 142, Waubonsie Valley’s Bing Singhsumalee (144) and Lincoln-Way West’s Alexis Biedrzycki (148). Friday had Guyton shoot a 44 on the front nine and 47 on the back nine for a 91 ...
  • Bing Ads Launches Universal Event Tracking

    23 Oct 2014 | 5:01 am
    Bing Ads has developed Universal Event Tracking (UET), a way to define and track goals for performance and conversions, the company revealed at today's Bing Ads Next event. The new tracking capability replaces the current Campaign Analytics conversion ...
  • Microsoft Intros Bing Torque

    23 Oct 2014 | 4:31 am
    Microsoft has released two new Android apps and an experimental Bing app for Android Wear devices. The two apps for Android smartphones are Next Lock Screen, a lock screen replacement app that offers contextual information on the locked screen of a ...
  • Microsoft VP: Bing eyes Windows as ‘next treasure trove’ for data analysis

    23 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
    Rik van der Kooi, Microsoft vice president of advertiser and consumer monetization, in Redmond today. REDMOND, Wash. — Speaking this morning at a “Bing Ads Next” event, Microsoft VP Rik van der Kooi talked about the company’s ongoing efforts to ...
  • Bing Ads Launches Universal Event Tracking For Goal Tracking

    23 Oct 2014 | 3:12 am
    Today, Bing Ads announced the global launch of Universal Event Tracking to allow advertisers to define and track goals specific to their businesses. The company also announced that Universal Event Tracking (UET) sets the stage for audience based ...
 
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  • Microsoft employees helped raise $112M for nonprofits last fiscal year; total company giving topped $1B | Pri0

    23 Oct 2014 | 6:32 am
    Microsoft employees, with the help of the company match program, donated $112.2  million to 18,832 nonprofits worldwide in fiscal year 2014. That's up from $100.9 million in fiscal 2013 and $99.4 million in fiscal 2012, according to the company's 2014 Citizenship Report, which was released this week. In addition, the company's total annual giving was $1.1 billion, exceeding the $1 billion mark for the first time. That includes cash donations of $119 million and donations of software and hardware worth $948.6 million to some 86,000 nonprofits worldwide. Those in-kind donations included $55…
  • Microsoft and IBM to provide their enterprise software on each other's clouds

    22 Oct 2014 | 5:31 pm
    Microsoft and IBM announced Wednesday that they're working together to provide their respective enterprise software on Microsoft Azure and IBM Cloud. According to a news release from the companies, the partnership means: * IBM and Microsoft will make key IBM middleware such as WebSphere Liberty, MQ, and DB2 available on Microsoft Azure. * Windows Server and SQL Server will be offered on IBM Cloud. * IBM and Microsoft are working together to deliver a Microsoft .NET runtime for IBM’s Bluemix cloud development platform. * To support hybrid cloud deployments, IBM will expand support of its…
  • Microsoft reports fiscal 2015 first quarter earnings Thursday

    22 Oct 2014 | 4:46 pm
    Microsoft is expected to report its fiscal 2015 first quarter earnings Thursday. Wall Street is expecting earnings per share of 49 cents, sales of $22 billion and net income of $4.34 billion, according to a consensus estimate of analysts from Bloomberg. In the year-ago quarter, Microsoft reported earnings per share of 62 cents, sales of $18.53 billion and profit of $5.24 billion. The quarter, which ran from July 1 to Sept. 30, covers the first waves of layoffs in which Microsoft is seeking to eliminate 18,000 jobs by July 2015. Microsoft has already eliminated about 15,000 of the jobs so…
  • Microsoft's Garage becomes an incubator of consumer apps

    22 Oct 2014 | 11:16 am
    For five years now, The Garage has served as Microsoft's incubator for employees' passion projects, an internal community of engineers, designers, hardware tinkerers and others from all different parts of the company who work on their own or with others on pet projects, some of which could potentially benefit the company. Now, The Garage is being extended to also become a portal for customers to get "incubation" apps -- lightweight, consumer-oriented, single-scenario apps that have been conceived of and brought to market quickly -- into the hands of customers who can provide feedback,…
  • Satya Nadella's good karma: He earned $11.6 million in fiscal 2014

    21 Oct 2014 | 6:01 pm
    Satya Nadella made $11.6 million in fiscal year 2014, which includes compensation both for his time as head of Microsoft's cloud and enterprise division, and as CEO -- a job he assumed in February. That's according to the company's proxy statement, filed Monday with the U.S. Security and Exchange Commission. Microsoft's fiscal year runs July 1 to June 30. Nadella's salary for that time period includes $918,917 in base pay along with a $3.6 million cash award and a $7.09 million annual stock award. Here's Microsoft's chart showing the compensation of its top executives, which, in addition…
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  • Windows 10: You've got questions, I've got answers

    22 Oct 2014 | 11:19 am
    [Updated] There's more to Windows 10 than just the revamped Start menu. I've been fielding questions from readers about the new release. Why is it called Windows 10? Does it really contain a keylogger? What happened to Internet Explorer? And where are the updates?
  • Microsoft reveals audacious plans to tighten security with Windows 10

    22 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Windows 10 will build in standards-based two-factor authentication to every device, effectively neutering most phishing attacks and password database breaches. The company also announced new features aimed at securing corporate machines from malware attacks and data leaks.
  • What's in the latest Windows 10 Technical Preview update (build 9860)?

    21 Oct 2014 | 3:58 pm
    Three weeks after releasing a Technical Preview of Windows 10 to the general public, Microsoft has made good on its promise to deliver updates quickly. Today's release includes a modest assortment of new features, many of them already familiar to Windows Phone users. Here's what you'll find inside.
  • Dropbox sync glitch results in lost data for some subscribers

    13 Oct 2014 | 12:26 pm
    The popular online file storage service has told some users that files were inadvertently deleted from their online accounts and all synced devices because of an apparent coding error in its Selective Sync app.
  • Six clicks: My favorite Windows desktop utilities

    10 Oct 2014 | 6:32 am
    Who says the Windows desktop is dead? These are the six essential utilities I install on every new Windows PC, and they work with Windows 7, Windows 8.1, or even the Windows 10 Technical Preview.
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  • Microsoft debuts a new header for your online apps

    Kip Kniskern
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:19 am
    Microsoft’s online apps are sporting a bit of a new look today with a new app switcher for Office Online and the Outlook.com Mail, People, Calendar, and OneDrive apps. The new switcher resides in the upper left corner of the online headers, providing a consistent and convenient place for app switching while taking up far less real estate than in previous versions. The familiar square tiles are still in evidence once you open the switcher, but they’re confined to a small box, in two rows, instead of lined up across the header: Once you’ve opened a document in Office Online,…
  • Windows Insiders get first Windows 10 Tech Preview update: Build 9860

    Kip Kniskern
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:05 pm
    Less than a month (three weeks, actually) after Windows 10 Tech Preview was first made available to “Windows Insiders” (read: anyone who signed up, over a million at last count), Microsoft today released a new build of the Tech Preview, Build 9860. According to a post on the Window Blog, the new build contains a few regressions, but also some new “fun stuff”, including an early look at the new Action Center (think Notification Center from your Windows Phone, on Windows!), a new animation for switching between desktops, and an easy way to move apps from one monitor to…
  • Build 2015 dates announced: April 29-May 1

    Kip Kniskern
    16 Oct 2014 | 10:26 am
    At last month’s unveiling of Windows 10 at a press event in San Francisco, Microsoft CEO mentioned that we’d be hearing more about the latest version of Windows at the next Build, in April. Now, today, Microsoft has announced a few more specifics about its developer focused conference. Build 2015 will be held, as it was last year, at the Moscone Center in downtown San Francisco, with this year’s dates set for April 29 – May 1st. Registration isn’t open yet, but you can follow @Bldwin on Twitter or join a mailing list via the Build Windows website.
  • Skype relaunches video service Qik as “Skype Qik”

    Kip Kniskern
    14 Oct 2014 | 10:07 am
    Skype acquired the upstart video streaming service Qik in January 2011, reportedly for $100 million, where it survived for three years before being retired in April 2014. Now, the service, or at least the name, has been reborn as Skype Qik, according to a posting on the Skype Big Blog. There may not be much left of the original app except the name, the blog suggests: A small team of Skype designers and developers recently took up the challenge to build a new app to run alongside Skype and provide an ongoing form of video chat. They knew they had to create something mobile and lightweight, as…
  • Is Windows 10 your daily driver?

    Kip Kniskern
    13 Oct 2014 | 10:53 am
    It’s been almost two weeks since Windows 10 was made available for download as a Technical Preview, and according to a new post on Blogging Windows, more than a million early adopters have already joined the Windows Insider program and downloaded the latest version of Windows to be. The post goes on to reveal that 64% of those installs are on actual PCs, as opposed to running Windows 10 within a virtual machine. Microsoft is receiving lots of feedback from the Insiders, some 200,000 pieces of “UIF” (user initiated feedback), further evidence that users are not only trying…
 
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  • Microsoft CEO on Cloud, Inequality

    22 Oct 2014 | 10:45 pm
    Microsoft has already shown its muscle in the cloud era as one of three companies with the resources and knowledge to dominate the $100 billion cloud market, CEO Satya Nadella told CNBC's John Fortt. "If you're not already spending a lot of capital in the order of four or five billion dollars each year to just grow your cloud, probably it's too late to enter the market," he said.
  • Microsoft is killing Xbox Music free streaming

    22 Oct 2014 | 6:33 pm
    Microsoft is pushing music fans towards Music Pass by cutting off one supply of free streaming music. On December 1st, the free streaming feature of Xbox Music will be no more, leaving Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and web users looking for new ways to satisfy their music streaming cravings.
  • IBM and Microsoft pledge to make their clouds compatible

    22 Oct 2014 | 6:33 pm
    Although fierce rivals in the market for cloud computing services, IBM and Microsoft have pledged to make their technologies interoperable in the cloud for the sake of their users. On Wednesday, the companies jointly announced that many Microsoft enterprise products would run on IBM's infrastructure and platform services, and that many key IBM middleware products would be available for use on Microsoft Azure.
  • Microsoft wants to power your Android phone and watch with these apps

    22 Oct 2014 | 12:15 pm
    Need a new lock screen on your Android phone that shows your appointments and most used apps? Microsoft might have something for you. The company has new Android apps and a Bing-powered voice search app for Android Wear.
  • Who won the debate? Microsoft's Bing teams with CNN for election coverage

    22 Oct 2014 | 8:14 am
    Microsoft Corp. said its Bing search engine technology will be featured on CNN's broadcast coverage of the 2014 US elections. CNN viewers got a taste of the technology last night when Bing Pulse technology was used during CNN's coverage of the Florida gubernatorial debate.
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  • Building Authority & Setting Expectations

    Duane Forrester
    17 Oct 2014 | 2:51 pm
    Authority is defined by the Oxford Dictionary as “a person or organization having power or control in a particular, typically political or administrative, sphere”. For our purposes, we also understand that “authority” conveys a sense of trust and influence. Searchers generally want authoritative sources to engage with. They want to be able to trust the sources they visit. Naturally, this means being an authority ranks pretty high on the “must do” lists for most businesses. But becoming an authority, as noteworthy a goal as it is, isn’t an easy task. Some folks simply start…
  • Not a Bing Ads User? Get $100 in Ad Credit to Become One!

    Vincent Wehren
    10 Oct 2014 | 7:31 am
    Since our June 2012 re-launch of Bing Webmaster Tools, many webmasters, site owners, and search marketers like yourself have joined our program and use the tools to stay up-to-date on how their web site is performing in Bing and Bing-powered search results. Millions of content publisher share their Sitemaps, Parameters to Ignore, and Crawl Preferences with us, allowing their websites to shine on Bing.com, Yahoo!, and other places powered by Bing — as all of these things help us to more successfully connect their content to searchers worldwide. As such, Bing Webmaster Tools is certainly an…
  • MGC Spam Filtering

    igorrondel
    7 Oct 2014 | 7:46 pm
    In today’s edition of the Bing Index Quality blog we will delve into one particular spamming technique – MGC (short for ‘machine generated content’.) We will discuss what it is, why & how spammers employ it and introduce a specific update we shipped a few months ago aimed at detecting and filtering out pages utilizing this technique. What is MGC and why/ how spammers employ it? As we mentioned in the Web Spam Filtering overview blog from August 27, an important element of a spammer’s arsenal is the ability to mass-produce pages at little cost to the spammer. This is an essential…
  • Blame The Meta Keyword Tag

    Duane Forrester
    3 Oct 2014 | 1:12 pm
    I blame the meta keywords tag.  That little so-and-so started all this.  Well, the “tag” and a few crafty humans, really. The idea was pretty simple. If the keyword appeared in the meta keywords tag, the page was relevant to the topic. And, on the surface, this was a solid idea. Something useful to the systems, yet invisible to the average person. Alas, with a simple right-click, the beginnings of modern day search optimization was born. “What if I added more words? What if I repeated the word or phrase?” And so began the quest to modify pages to satisfy a search algorithm. In truth…
  • Extrapolating Malware Detection with Rollup

    igorrondel
    24 Sep 2014 | 11:57 am
    Protecting Bing users from malware is a top priority for the Index Quality team. To that end, we analyze every signal available to us and determine not only whether the page is infected, but also whether it runs at a high risk of infection at a future date. One of the key elements of this analysis is discovering clues about potential vulnerabilities on the ‘container’ hosting the page that could be exploited by malware distributors to spread their malware to other URLs under the container. In this edition of the Bing Index Quality blog my colleague, David Felstead, in our Anti-Malware…
 
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    The Microsoft MVP Award Program Blog

  • Remember Your NDA

    MVP Award Program
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:18 am
      Editor's note:  The following post was written by MVP Award Program Manager Kerry Herger It’s almost November and we’re now just days away from the start of the 2014 MVP Global Summit!  In a very short time over 1600 MVPs from around the globe will gather on the Microsoft campus to participate in over 500 technical sessions with hundreds of members of Microsoft product teams. The sheer number of participants—and the amount of content shared—makes this the largest community event in the world. But that’s only part of what sets this annual…
  • PowerShell and SQL Stored Procedure

    MVP Award Program
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:21 am
    Editor’s note: In partnership with Microsoft Press, MVPs have been contributing to an ongoing guest series on their official team blog. Today’s article is from Lync MVP Desmond Lee which is the 45th in the series.  PowerShell and SQL Stored Procedure PowerShell is the window to managing many aspects of a Lync Server 201x environment. Coupled with the deployment of the Monitoring Server service (or separate role in 2010), extensive data can be collected to support operational and troubleshooting demands. By installing the optional Monitoring Reports on selected SQL Server…
  • New at Summit - Accessibility Side Sessions

    MVP Award Program
    16 Oct 2014 | 12:47 pm
    Want to dive deep into how Microsoft is innovating in design empathy and accessibility?  Perhaps you want to learn how we are transforming the accessibility experience in Office. At the 2014 MVP Global Summit, accessibility will make its first appearance with session presenter and Microsoft Accessibility GM Rob Sinclair. Rob and his team are dedicated to empowering people of all ages and abilities to see, hear, and use their devices, software, and content. He is working on a new generation of technologies that automatically adapt to a person’s individual needs, preferences,…
  • Visualizing Your SharePoint Farm with PowerShell

    MVP Award Program
    13 Oct 2014 | 9:55 am
    The following post was written PowerShell MVP Nik Charlebois Introduction How often have you wished that you could easily press a button and get an exact picture of all the servers in your SharePoint farm? I know this came up a few time in my career as a SharePoint administrator. Today is the day where I make all your dreams come true! Together, we will learn how to develop a very simple PowerShell script that will allow you to easily scan your entire SharePoint environment and extract relevant information about the various components running on them and the resources they have…
  • Package Management for PowerShell Modules with PowerShellGet

    MVP Award Program
    6 Oct 2014 | 9:38 am
    The following post was written PowerShell MVP Kirk Munro Windows PowerShell has developed a great reputation for itself, not only from the capabilities of the product, but from the strength of the community that has grown around the product.  As a PowerShell MVP and long-time member of that community, one of my favorite ways to give back to that community is to share the results of my PowerShell work with them in a format that they can use in their own environment.  For me, the format of choice for that is PowerShell modules, but up until recently there hasn’t been a…
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    Winspark Network

  • The Top 15 IT Exam Resources: Why Choose Them?

    Rahul Vijay Manekari
    27 Sep 2014 | 11:00 pm
    The choice of IT exam resources one makes has great implications. If one chooses dubious resources, they end up achieving mediocre results – or simply flunking the exams. If one chooses good resources, they end up enjoying success, and the perks that come with it. From a rational point of view, you need to have cogent reasons for choosing a particular IT exam resource. Such reasons are not always easy to point out consciously, but they are nonetheless important. You shouldn’t just choose the first IT exam resource you come across. Rather, you should compare the available resources…
  • How to Install XEN Virtualizor on CentOS 6

    Rahul Vijay Manekari
    14 Nov 2013 | 8:37 pm
    Here in this article I will guide you through the process of installation of XEN Virtualizor on CentOS 6. Virtualizor is the ONLY VPS control panel which is supporting XEN 4.1 virtualization technique and i personally feel it’s the way better than other control panel available in the market. Requirements for installing XEN Virtualizor: CentOS 5.x /6.x or Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.x or Scientific Linux 5.x or Ubuntu 12.04 (x86 or x86_64) Yum If you want full virtualization then your CPU must support the Hardware Virtualization Logical Volume Group (LVG) – with NO LVMs and enough Space…
  • Complete Facts regarding SEO [Infographic]

    Rahul Vijay Manekari
    5 Feb 2013 | 8:32 am
    Search Engine optimization – SEO – seems like alchemy to the uninitiated. But there’s a science to it. SEO is not just thing to do, its the task you must perform. The common 3 methods of SEO is White Hat, Black Hat and Gray Hat. The tasks in each the category defines the categories as White Hat SEO is pure and legal where as Black Hat SEO is not acceptable by search engines if you get caught. Tthe major role of SEO to drive unwanted internet surfers to drive across your website and make them profitable users. It also helps to improve your ranking. If ranking…
  • Faster way to book your IRCTC Tatkal Tickets through Proxy Servers

    Rahul Vijay Manekari
    4 Feb 2013 | 6:20 am
    I bet, none of the other servers in the whole internet will be this much slow as IRCTC’s website at the peak timing. Indian government should award the person who successfully able to book tatkal tickets from IRCTC website within the time frame of 10AM to 11AM. Its too much of hassle for Indians to book tatkal tickets online as they end up with Internal server error or connection timeout errors. I will suggest you some tips to improve the speed to book your next tatkal ticket from IRCTC. First of all lets talk why IRCTC sleeps at peak time : Service from Indian Government. low…
  • The History of Microsoft and Bill Gates [Timeline]

    Rahul Vijay Manekari
    3 Feb 2013 | 4:10 am
    Love him or hate him, Bill Gates has been a venerable world-wide business icon for more than three decades, ever since the first mass-produced personal computer debuted in 1981. Gates has consistently been ranked as one of the world’s wealthiest men – as well as one of the most controversial founders and CEOs in history – and businesspeople of all stripes have taken their cues from him, using his words and business strategies to help create and grow their own companies. After he left running the day-to-day operations f Microsoft in 2008 to devote himself full time to the…
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    DHA Today

  • DHA City Karachi (DCK) Latest Plot Prices – October 2014

    DHA Today
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:12 pm
    Review: September 2014 was too dull and nothing new happened in DCK. At the start of October, there was Eid-ul-Azha and people were busy in this too. The main reason behind this is that there no news in the market for DCK, even there was rumors for new Balloting in DCK, and many buyers are waiting for that […]
  • Lt Gen Zamir-ul-Hassan Shah (Adjutant General) Visited DHA City Karachi (DCK) – October 2014

    DHA Today
    14 Oct 2014 | 2:33 pm
    Adjutant General, Lt Gen Zamir-ul-Hassan Shah visited DHA City Karachi (DCK) project site. DCK is one of the largest and most modern residential project being developed by DHA Karachi. Administrator DHA Brig Zubair Ahmed briefed the Adjutant General about the salient features of the project and the ongoing infrastructure development work. He highlighted that in […]
  • All Karachi Bilingual Declamation Contest 2014 at Defence Authority SKBZ College

    DHA Today
    14 Oct 2014 | 2:07 pm
    Defence Authority Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed (SKBZ) College organized All Pakistan Bilingual Declamation Contest recently. Mr Mohsin Tejani, Director ABL Massachusetts at British Council Karachi was the chief guest of the function. All the leading universities and colleges sent two teams to participate in declamation. They spoke on various topics given by the Jewry, almost […]
  • Analysing DHA Karachi Dominance in Pakistan’s Real Estate Sector

    DHA Today
    10 Oct 2014 | 4:35 pm
    It is beyond question or argument that Defence Housing Authority (DHA) is the most popular real estate enterprise in Pakistan at the moment. Whether it is Lahore, Karachi or even Islamabad, where DHA is in its infancy by comparison, it consistently heads search trends. This is very understandable, seeing as DHA is widely trusted as […]
  • Abida Parveen Live in Concert at The Royal Rodale Club

    DHA Today
    10 Oct 2014 | 2:19 pm
    Eventus PR & Productions and Eventxpress brings you the Sufi Queen Abida Parveen Live in Concert, on 11th October at Royal Rodale, DHA Karachi. Call: 021-35856825-28
 
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    Business-Inspired Technology Solutions - The Aptera Blog

  • Why Clean Code Is Crucial in Scrum Software Development

    23 Oct 2014 | 8:38 am
    One of the biggest benefits of using the scrum methodology for custom development projects is that you get a piece of working software at the end of each iteration. The way the process works is that your user stories—which comprise the overall vision of how the application will work in a real business setting—get incorporated into a plan for a series of smaller subprojects called sprints. Before and after each sprint, planning and review meetings determine which user stories are the highest priority, so the project is always tackling the next most important function of the…
  • What's Most Misunderstood about Quality Assurance in Custom Software?

    22 Oct 2014 | 6:12 am
    When most people think of Quality Assurance—or QA to the initiated—they think of a room full of obnoxious overgrown teenagers pounding on their keyboards trying to make software malfunction. Anyone with IT experience knows there’s more to it than that, but many custom software projects run into problems because the relationship between the development team and the QA team is allowed to become too antagonistic. The developers work to make the users' lives easier, then the QA people try to find flaws in their work. While many software vendors take a reductive approach to QA,…
  • What does StorSimple Do?

    21 Oct 2014 | 12:36 pm
    We've written a few blogs in the past that discuss what exactly StorSimple is at a high level, but to really get a good understand of everything StorSimple can do, take a look at our most recently video we shot with Jamie Peebles, a Technology Specialist for the Microsoft Hybrid Storage Division.
  • Xim, Microsoft’s New Photo Sharing Service, Now Available Everywhere

    Alex Jonathan Brown
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:54 am
    Earlier this month, Microsoft announced their new mobile file-sharing service Xim. After previously launching on Windows Phone and Android, the app is finally out for iOS this week. The most interesting thing about Xim isn’t the apps – it’s how often you don’t need them.
  • 3 Qualities to Look for in Quality Assurance Practices

    Matt Noggle
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:18 am
    As a CIO/CTO, you are well aware of the challenges of creating a strategy that accounts for the demanding nature of your business. As if that weren’t enough, you are also tasked with proactively adjusting to the evolving nature of the IT industry. While many organizations have moved beyond the days of considering IT as a cost warehouse, stretching every dollar in your budget is still a vital component in accomplishing your goals. When choosing a technology partner, there are a few things that you should consider when doing side-by-side comparisons. One of the most important…
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    Nuts & Bolts Speed Training

  • Turning PowerPoint Shapes into Bullet Points – The Life Cycle of a List of Bullet Points

    Taylor Croonquist
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:52 pm
    It sounds crazy, right? You spent all that time turning your dry list of bullet points into something more visual...you're probably thinking: "Why on earth would I want to turn everything back into a list of bullet points?!" Well believe it or not, this is actually an awesome and useful trick to know in PowerPoint!
  • 5 Tips to Help You Nail Your Next Business Presentation

    Clemence Lepers
    14 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Are you trying to create the perfect presentation? You know, one that successfully grabs your audience’s attention through great content and design? And you don’t have the time to go and read a dozen books on messaging, design and storyboarding? Luckily for you, it’s possible to make effective presentations in less time, and stand above […]
  • How to Create a Continuous List of Numbers across a Table in PowerPoint Using Excel

    Nuts & Bolts
    6 Oct 2014 | 8:58 pm
    Have you ever had a table on your PowerPoint slide and wanted to create a continuous list of numbers across the table cells without each cell starting at the number 1? If you have, then you know it can be extremely PAINFUL! The last thing you want to do (which you are often forced to […]
  • How to Create a Continuous Numbered List across Multiple Shapes in PowerPoint

    Nuts & Bolts
    2 Oct 2014 | 6:26 pm
    Have you ever had a PowerPoint slide with a list on it that you wanted to make start in one shape and end in another, without the number starting over again at 1? For example, maybe you’re building a marketing presentation in PowerPoint, and you have 8 different marketing objectives that you want to split […]
  • How To Create A Mouseover Text Effect In Your PowerPoint Presentation

    Nuts & Bolts
    24 Sep 2014 | 8:18 am
    One of the coolest PowerPoint tricks you can use to help you during a presentation is to have text pop-ups, what is known as “rollover or mouseover text,” appear onscreen when you hover your mouse over an object. This is an especially neat trick when combined with hide and appear animations within your layouts. And […]
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